“Finding Your Voice”
He starts out by playing examples by masters who are instantly recognizable. Why are they so recognizable? What is it about their sound and their style of playing that makes them identifiable?
If you are attracted to someones playing, it’s because there is a piece of “your voice” in them. So go ahead and borrow from them because eventually whatever part of them that in you will shine through in your playing.
“Wrong and Strong” “Listen to Tensions by Mingus”
A source of MMW’s power is the “competition among the band to find obscure recordings and try to blow the other guys’ minds and then interpreting that piece of music into songs
Create your own ethnic music
Practicing – How you choose to practice determines your voice. Whatever you choose to practice comes out when you least expect it.
Practicing is one of a musician’s sources of power because it grounds you in the confidence that you’ve put in your time
Dissect solos and learn to play them. Then take their phrasing and switch it up. Play the same rhythms with different tones or vice-versa